One web

With 30% to half the users online using the web from a mobile device, there’s a move to making websites more mobile friendly. The W3C recommends the “One Web” approach. This approach basically means that all users get the same content and services no matter what their using. There’s the responsive web design, which uses CSS queries to modify the presentation depending on the device. Then, there’s the adaptive side of One Web which can be either a client-side or server-side. The client-side adaptive uses JavaScript to enhance functionality depending on the device (using retina quality pictures for retina display devices). The server-side adaptive can use server-side plugins and user detection to have templates for each device, making the sites smaller in size and load faster.

two flavors of the One Web approach

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Mobile design

Mobile traffic is increasing each year, some countries faster than others. Heck, I’m even writing this on a mobile device. There are a few decisions to make when designing a site to make it more adaptable to mobile users. Do you want to make a app for mobile users or have a mobile site? If you go the mobile site route, are you going to make different sites with JavaScript to direct users to the correct site, or are you just going to use percentages?

 

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/webmaster/what-is-the-difference-between-responsive-vs-adaptive-web-design/2540

 

Week 1

http://www.w3schools.com/
W3Schools is a great source to find how to something when making a website. I’ve gone to it whenever I’m working on a website and forget or want to figure something out. It has great information about HTML, XML, Javascript, and so much more that you could use.

http://www.webmonkey.com/
Web Monkey has a lot of interesting things going on with the web, not nessessarily about the how too’s, but good to know news and articles on the web.